Hurried – NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 10

I’ve read the same melodic line
for the fourth time and regretfully,
I may need to read once it again
sadly, I can’t comprehend
what I’m reading…not a single word
I know it sounds absurd…a simple
break from the madness is all I ask
from the clanging cacophony,
no end in sight, I’ll make some tea
and watch it steep and sip and breathe
and close my eyes and think of times
when deadlines didn’t loom so closely
disturb my sleep, my life, but mostly
this very moment I’ll take a stand
take back my life, talk to the hand
I’m reading, slowly, sipping tea,
regretfully for the fifth time now
I may need to read it once again.


For NaPoWriMo 2018 Day Ten Prompt: write a poem of simultaneity – in which multiple things are happening at once. This is my life. Can I get a do-over?


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